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News from Everywhere.
It is reported that oil has been dis
covered on the Island of Conanicut, off the
New England coast.
The contract for turret armor for the
United States Monitor Miantonomnh has
been awarded to an English fir.
The Emperor Francis Joseph of Aus
tria hopes that the army of occupation in
Bosnia and Herzegovinia may soon be re
duced. The Cceur deLeon gold excitement
has reached Salt Lake City, and miners
are starting north to the new placer diggings.
Lieutenant Viand the French ofli
rer who told about the atrocities of the
French sailors at the taking of Hue, has
Henri Rochefokt charges the
French Ministry with having an under
standing with the Due d'Aumale to restore
the Orleans dynasty.
Cardinal Manning thinks the Pope
has shown much willingness to meet Bis
marck's advances, and that Bismarck is
anxious for a reconciliation.
Secretary Folger has made requi
sition on the Civil Service Commission for
five men to fill ?000 clerkships which have
been usually liiled by women.
The Attorney-General of Pennsylva
nia has begun proceedings to compel the
Sinking Fund Commissioners to invest the
sinking fund in United States bonds.
Thomas Brennan and John Dillon,
leaders of the Irish reform movement, were
in Chicago on the 24th, and proposed to de
liver lectures throughout the country.
At Chicago on the 23d a heavy track
prevented Jay-Eye-See and Johnson from
making great records. The latter paced
three miles in 2:14, 2:15 1-2 and 2:15 3-4.
TnE sum of 8250,000 has been sub
scribed by Bostonians in aid of the Massa
chusetts Institute of Technology, to be
called the William Barton Rogers Fund.
TnE Chinese Government is charged
with trying to evade the anti-immigration
laws by issuing traders' and students' cer
tificates to persons not entitled to them.
W;r. H Jenkins & Co., door manu
facturers, New York, have failed for $179,-
J00. Eddy, Harvey & Co., hats, caps and
furs, of Chicago, have failed for $200,000.
The New York Board of Aldermen
want $20,000 to celebrate the centennial of
the departure of British troops from that
city, and ask the Mayor to proclaim a holi
day. in. tr.. 7i r i-i i - .i i
eighty-fourth birthday on the 26th at his
estate at Kreisau in Silesia. The day was
observed in Germany as ' a national holi
day. London Truth says that the late Dr.
Begg, the leader of the Puritanical section
of the Scottish people, has left his family
JSO.000, the fruit of successful stock-gambling.
The New York, Lackawanna & "West
em Railroad Company has absorbed the
Pennsylvania Company of the same name.
The new combination elected a Gould di
The trial, for hypothecating pay ac
counts, of Lieut. C. E. Hargons, of the
Fifth Infantry, has resulted in a sentence
of one month's suspension from rank and
Designs have been invited for the
main building of the "World's Industrial
Cotton Centennial Exposition at New Or
leans. The building is to embrace 1,000,-
000 square feet.
Mrs. Langtrv started on the 25th on
her professional tour through the country.
Her first engagement is in Montreal, and
from the United States she will probably
go to Australia. .
A stucco model of John Brown's
statue has already been placed on a pe
destal at Balmoral. The Queen is most
anxious for the completion of the statue of
her late factotum.
Four thousand unstamped Chinese
letters were discovered on the 25th on the
steamer Tokio arriving in San Francisco.
It is thought a similar fraud is practiced in
sending unstamped letters to China.
Dr. G. Fayette Taylor has ob
tained judgment for $20,000 against a New
York elevated railway company for run
ning trains before a house he had rented
for a hospital before the road was built.
Alex. Mitchell, the millionaire
President of tho Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul Railroad, was tendered a grand recep
tion by Milwaukeeans on the 26th, in honor
of his safe return from Europe. Tho mili
tary turned out.
Ex-Collector Beard, of Boston,
makes a statement to the effect that during
the administration of Wni. A. Simmons as
Collector of that port, an extensive system
of smuggling was carried on with the knowl
edge of the officials.
Robert Morrison, of Pittsburg, Pa.,
has sued the Commercial Gazette of that
city for $100,000 for announcing while he
was absent from the city that he had left
for parts unknown with obligations to busi
ness patrons unsettled.
Indian Commissioner Price reports
a decided advance among the aborigines in
the matters of husbandry and industrial
schools. He recommends that Congress
confer civil and criminal jurisdiction on
the States and Territories over the reservations.
Captain Rand and Mate Pender, of
the steamer Tropic, were sentenced in Phil
adelphia on the 26th to one year's impris
onment and to pay a fine of $500 and costs
for violating the neutrality laws by furnish
ing arms and ammunition to the Haytien
PERSONAL AH) GENERAL.
Francis J. Kelly, seventeen years
old, who murdered his employer, R. E. Ar
nett, on a trading boacnear Rockport, IndM
and after robbing the corpse set fire to the
boat, has been arrested.
Prospects of war between France
and China seem to grow stronger.
Ihirteen buddings were burned in
the business portion of Miles City, M. T. on
the night of the 22d. The flames were
checked by blowing up a building in the
track of the fire.
A heavy snow was reported in Ver
mont on the 24th.
The Government paid 619,234,899 for
mail transportation last year.
The annual Convention of Fire En
gineers met in New Orleans on the 24th.
OtEneral Crook again reports the
Chiricahuas on their way to tho resvera
tion. The hardest northeast gale known in
years was reported raging on the New
England coast on the 24th.
The police in New York raided ten
policy shops on the 24th, arrested the pro
prietors and closed the establishments.
It is stated that the Commercial Bank
of Reading, Pa., is to be placed in liquida
tion. Depositors will probably bo paid in
IN bait Lake City, Utah, a petition
was recently presented to the City Council
for a cable railway, with five cents fare,
from Jordan River to Fort Douglas.
The Bundesrath has decided to pro
long the state of siege in Berlin and Ham
burg under the Socialist law.
Abbett, the Democratic nominee for
Lieutenant-Governor in Massachusetts, has
declined to make the race.
The Geodetic Association at Rome
recommends the universal adoption of the
Greenwich meridian as a time standard.
-uamel ii. vekmilye has been ar
rested in Chicago, charged with embezzle
ment of $183,000 from tho "Weems Stone and
Marble Company of that city.
A Massachusetts workhouse con
vict some time ago was dissatisfied with
his treatment and set fire to tho buildings.
He has been transferred to the Penitentiary
for twenty years.
The wholesale clothing house of
Stern, Trautman & Co., Philadelphia, has
failed for $150,000.
The Society of the Army of the Cum
berland met at Cincinnati on the 21th.
Baltimore polled 54,475 votes at the
city election on the 23d. The regular Dem
ocratic ticket was successful.
Billy Porter, the burglar, has been
locked up charged with shooting Walsh
in New York at the time "Walsh and Irving
were reported as having killed each other.
Among the cases recently docketed in
the U. S. Supremo Court is the City of New
Orleans vs. Myra Clark Gaines. The record
in the case is the largest ever submitted to
the Supreme Court or probably any other
court. It is bound in one immense volume,
which weighs over 200 pounds and contains
3,200,000 words. It takes two men to open
and shut the book.
T)a YTr StI'TVI! 4PII nfflnrmino "Minn
was murdered the night of the 24th, sup
posably as the result of a neighborhood
The National Board-of Steam Enri-
neers are taking steps to have Congress re
vise the navigation laws.
Two strangers went to the house of
an aged couple near Clinton Falls, Ind., on
the night of the -23d and knocked both
down with clubs inflicting fatal inju
ries. They plundered the house, securing
$13, and left.
John Taylor and Joseph Bird es
caped from the Penitentiary at Salt Lake
City on the 25th, snatching a rifle from the
guard as they ran.
Stephen Jones, in the employ of
Gaskill, Greenlie & Co., New York, fled on
the 23th with the box containing the weekly
wages of employes.
Nine more deaths from cholera were
reported at Alexandria, Egypt, on the 25th.
A disastrous fire occurred on the
25th in tho lumber district at Pittsburgh,
Michael Waters, one of the Irish
murder conspirators, died in prison on the
The Naval Advisory Board recom
mends the construction of seven new war
Mexican troops are reported to have
routed the Apaches in a recent fight with
A cablegram brings news that Rus
sia in her foreign policy is entirely devoted
Rev. Jos. Lesson has been elected
Provincial of the Franciscan Order of the
The saw-mill of Bliss, Brown & Co.
and some other buildings burned at East
Saginaw, Mich. Loss, ?GO,000.
The Society of the Army of the Cum
berland re-elected the old officers on
tho" 25th, and decided to meet next year at
Rochester, N. Y.
The United States survey steamer
Hassler, just returned from Alaska, reports
the discovery of a fine harbor at the south
ern end of Nichol Pass.,
The Treasury Department has decided
to reopen the question as to the amount of
duty to be paid on imported rice. Brewers
are interested in the decision .
One of the Mexicans engaged in the
murder of four men near Garner, Arizona,
a few nights ago, was caught by vigilantes
and dragged bj- the neck at the pommel of
a saddle till dead.
Suit has been begun at? Philadelphia
on behalf of Mary Rose Berlear against the
bisters of the Order of St. Francis, to re
cover $1,800 deposited with the order in
money and goods upon her admission,
eighteen years ago, and six years' salary at
$1,500 for services as a needle woman.
The Second Presbyterian Church of
Indianapolis, the largest in Indiana, voted
on the 23th to extend a call to Rev. James
McLeod, pastor of the Central Presbyterian
Church of Buffalo, N. Y.
David Salusa, a desperado, for
whom the San Miguel County authorities
had offered $500 reward, was captured
on the 24th by cowmen at Wagon Mound,
Texas, and taken to Las Vegas, N. M.
Captain Wm. Cribblns, of the Erie
(Pa.) Life-Saving Station, aged forty, was
drowned in the bay early the morning of
the 23th. He was one of the oldest men in
the service and leaves a large family.
Thirty wells in the Alleghany, (Pa.,)
oilfield have stopped flowing, and this,
it is tuougnt, fortells the collapse of the
New York oil field also.
A London dispatch of the 25th says
it is learned that the Princess of Wales is
The latest Nihilist proclamation is
being extensively circulated. It demands
that the Czar shall summon representa
tives of the Russian people, and asks foi
full amnesty, freedom of the press, free
dom of speech, and the right to hold public
meeting as tho only means of preventing
revolution. Pitiless vengeance is threat
ened if the demands of tho Nihilists are dis
regarded. Sir Clifford Lloyd, the Irish Mag
istrate, was seized with cholera soon after
his arrival in Egypt.
Eugene O'Neill, an ex-detective in
the Phoenix Park murder case, having cut
his throat with a blunt razor, says he was
driven to attempt suicide by tho persecu
tion of Fenians, who so blasted his charac
ter that even the Salvation Army rejected
What is called the Overland Tele
phone Company has been organized at Cin
cinnati, with $300,000 capital. It is under
stood to be a branch of a New York company.
A man bitten by a cur dog at Des
Moines, la., got a verdict for $223 damages
from tho owner on the 2(ith.
Lord Coleridge addressed the Yale
students and was entertained by President
Porter on the 2fith.
Francis J. Kelly, the boy murderer
of R. T. Winett, at Rockford, Ind., has
been sentenced to imprisonment; for life.
Two engines and twelve cars were
wrecked on the morning of the 20th at the
Fremont (O.) depot of the Wheeling &
Lake Erie Road.
Insurance Commissioner Tarbox
of Massachusetts has refused to reinstate
the United States Plate Glass Insurance
A young woman named Jennie Metz
ger was assaulted at Indianapolis the night
of the 20th by an unknown man and woman
and dangerously cut.
Dr. A. J. Leitch, of Mineral Bridge.
O., on the 20th dropped a lighted newspa
per into a gas well fifty feet deep and wns
fatally injured in the explosion which fol
lowed. Marsiiai-I Harris, of Greenfield, O.,
says that in defending his own life he shot
John Daggett, who was found dead the
night of the 24th.
CnoLERA is reappearing at various
villages in Egypt.
Germany and Russia are increasing
their frontier armaments.
A Portuguese Geographical Society
protests against tho tone of Stanley's
A freight train on the Philadelphia,
Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad collided
with a construction train tho morning of
the 2Gth at West Philadelphia. Both trains
were badly wrecked.
Nicholas Halen attempted to couple
lumber cars at Tinkey River Station, la.,
on the 20th, when timbers projecting from
the cars caught his head between their
ends, crushing it like an egg-shell.
The man Sanley and his wife, ar
rested at Wadena, Minn., for the murder
of Steinback, in Todd County, have made
a full confession. The woman assisted
with a pitchfork in committing the murder.
The three Irish informers who were
refused a landing in Australia have reached
Seventy-five hostile Apaches have
surrendered to Lieutenant Hunter at Silver
Creek, Arizona. "
The Pope will declare the Pantheon
a pagan temple if the monument to Victor
Emanuel is erected in the center.
German exports to the United Slates
have decreased less than one-third of one
per cent, in the past j;ear.
Ovei&),000,000 postal orders were is
sued last year, having a value of more than
A TERRIBLE DEED.
Hnsband and Father Murder Ids Wife
and Three Children tNew Cnmentown,
Ohio A Terrible Sccno Itevenled to tho
Discoverers of the Bloody Deed.
New Couerstown, O., Oct. 24.
This community is now laboring under
the most intenso excitement over the dis
covery last night of ono of the most shock
ing and revolting cases of murder and sui
cide ever occurring in this part of Ohio.
News reached hore about midnight that Al
bert Frizer, living one and n half miles
north of Lock 12, Fryc's Creek Valley, on
the Ohio Canal, had murdered his threo
children and his wife and then killed him
It seems thnt last night about eight
o'clock Mr. J. Niesbaum, brother-in-law of
Mr. Frizer, came along the road past Fri
zer's house and noticed that the cow in the
barn-yard was rather restless. Mr. Nies
haum made an investigation and found that
the animal had not been milked for
several days, and thinking this very
strange, ho repaired to tho house
and found tho doors all locked and
bolted, the windows nailed down and tho
blinds all drawn. He called a few neigh
bors and then commenced to inspect tho
preniit.es. On peeping through a window,
the curtain of which was partly drawn
aside, they were horrified nt beholding
blood stains oa the floor and also a man's
foot covered with blood near tho window.
Lighting n lantern they raised tho window
and entered the house, when a horrible
spectacle presented itself. On the floor
near the north window, in the east room of
tho building, lay thu dead body of Albeit
Frizer, while in a crib standing against the
side of tho room, not three feet from tho
lather, lay the dead bodies of his two oldest
children. On a bed on the other side of tho
room lav tne maiijneu remains of JUrs. '
Frizer, with the dead body of her infant
TERRIBLE RAILROAD ACCIDENT.
two Cars with Their Load of Human Be
logs Overturned and Dragged Along the
Track of tho Louisville & Xnnhvllla Air
Line Bond Near St. Loulh Upward of
Sixty PersonH Seriously Injured, Some
St. Louis, Mo.t Oct. 23.
The morning through train on tho Air
Lino from Louisville to this city, met with
a serious accident. The train had passed
Belleville, and was within flvo or sis miles
of East St. Louis, when a broken rail on
the track threw the two last coaches, that
Is tho passenger conch and the s'eepor,
Louisville, from the track. The train was
running at the rato of thirty-five miles an
hour, and tho two coaches were upset and
dragged some distance on the ground, when
I the coupling parted and they were da
tached from the forward part of the train.
Both coaches were full of passengers, and
tho scenes presented immediately af
ter tho accident woro terriblo in
tho extreme. Tho passengers were
thrown violently forward and to thi
side of the coaches, and were massed in a
confused heap of mangled, bruised and
bleeding men, women and children. The
Interior fixtures of the coaches were broken
! nnd torn to nieces bv the violence of tho
fall and served only to wound tho unfor
tuiiate people in tho cars. Tho foward part
of the train was backed to tho spot as soon
as the accident was discovered, and the
work of extricating the wounded was
promptly and efficiently undertaken by the
railroad employes and the uninjured passen
gers. Scarcoly an occupant of either one of
tho coaches escaped without cuts
and bruises, but tho number of fa
talities was so small as to be al-
W. P. SEEDS,
ATT0KNEY AT .LAW,
- STAMBMQjr"HURDr ""
ATTORNEYS AT LAW,
GULBERTS0N & MEAD,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW
"Will practice in the several courts of the
State. Office in Probate Judge's Offlco, Court
House Block. '
J. A. BRADX".
J. H. FRANKLIN.
' BRADY & FRANKLIN,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.,
clasped in her arms. Everything in tho most miraculous. The cars were literally
room seemed well arranged, showing no
signs of a scuttle, and the evidence seems to
be that Frizer murdered his wiiole family
while they were asleep and then killed himself.
Mrs. Frizer was found with her throat cut
covered with blood, which was flowing pro
fusely from cuts, and it was at first thought
that tho loss of life was very great. So far
as learned, only one person, a gentleman
from Providence named Anthony, was fa
tally injured. His skull was crushed and
from ear to ear, and the infant in bed with tut so badly as to make his recovery almost
4er must have been beaten to death with ! impossible. The wounded were brought at
Bome blunt instrument, as it was covered ! on,e to tuis citv "n,i medical aid was sum
with blood. Both the mother and the child j ""ued. A brakeman had his lg broken,
were beneath the bed clothes, and they several passengers were injured internally
probably died without a struggle. The two nn1 many others were cut and bruised in a
older children, both little girl's aged about j terrible manner,
three and live years respectively, were Ifc is impossible to tell tho full extent of
lying in tho crib with their feet toward i lntt fatalities at this writing, but report
J". W. GOEE, IProp.
H. J. HUDSON,
HOUSE & CABBIAGE MHTEL
each other and both had their heads beaten
almost to a jelly with some blunt instru
ment. On examining Frizer's face it was found
to have been blown almost completely off,
and an empty gun barrel which laid against
a chair near him told how he had killed
himself. The gun had no stock or hammer,
and the wretched man must hive loaded
the barrel and then held one end in his
mouth and the other in the flame of a lamp
till it exploded, as the lamp was found
shattered to pieces on the floor.
The horrible deed must have been done
on Sunday night, as on that night they
were last seen alive. On Sunday evening
Mr. Frizer's brother-in-law, Mr. Judv, had
a talk with him, and on that occasion Fri
zer told him he had been to New Comers
town and consulted Dr. Beers, and that he
had advised Fi izer to quit work for awhile
until his health got better, as he had been
sick for some time. It is thought that
on the fatal.Sunday night Frizer musthavo
become very despondent and temporarily
insane, from brooding over his having to
give up earning his living. He was not in
the best circumstances.
The house in which the horrible tragedy
occurred is a story-and-n-half frame struc
ture, ami stands alone on the road to I ,.Pi.
j.ijo untn muu), u. icv runs irom a I
states that there will be a large number. At
least sixty people suffered injuries of vari
ous kinds and more or less severe in tho
u lucking of the coaches. One woman,
whose name could not be learned, had her
scalp torn almost entirely from her head.
Tho number of people with broken bones
and cuts makes up a recbrd of heartrend
ing suffering. Fortunately most of tho
children were taken from the debris with
only slight injuries. As one passenger re
mnrked, it was simply wonderful that S9
many escaped immediate death.
THROUGH A BROKE. BRIDGE.
Three Persons Killed and Twenty-one In
jtired by the Fall of a Train Through a
Broken Uridfje nt Fort Edward, X. Y.
Tout Edwakd, N. Y., Oct. 22.
Train IsTo. 7, on the Glens Falls Branch of
the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company,
went through a bridge over a G-lens Falls
feeder to the Champlain Canal, eighty rods
north of Fort Edward. The engine crossed
the bridge, but the baggage and passenger
car went down into the water, a total
About twenty passengers were
SHOP-SOUTH OF NICOLAY'S LUMBER
YARD, ABILENE, KANSAS. "
DR. GrEO. A. CJtISE,
Dr. Crise gives careful attention to botb
branches of the profession. Makes a special
ty of savins: the natural teeth and line gol6
fillings. All work warranted.
CAPITAL $85,000. SUKPIiUS 810,000-
church and school-house. It is the same l aboard- The following are tho killed and
house where Mrs. irizer was born and be- wounded
longs to her grandmother. The prem-j Killed Dallas Crippen, Glens Falls; Mr.
Ises around the house are in splendid con- Wincop, Gloversville; Mrs. Michael Mono
dition, everything having the appearance ban, Glens Falls. Wounded B. Thiese, fa
of neatness and good order. Frizer was a tally injured; Thomas E. Connors, GHens
carpenter by occupation, and was highly I Falls, legs broken and shoulder sprained:
respected m his community. He was about I Patrick Howard, fireman, badly injured in-thirty-two
years of age. j lernnlly; Thomas Brady, brakeman, Glens
Nothing has ever occurred in this section Falls-, leg broken, internal injuries; John
that has caused such intense excitement, Jenkins, conductor, face and head badly
and the news of the terriblo crime spread cut; Edward Deal, engineer, cut about tho
like wild-lire, and hundreds from all ovor i head; Mrs. B. Theiso, Fort Edward, arm
the surrounding country visited tho prem- t broken and head badly cut; Mrs. L. "W.
ises to-day. The general opinion seems to t Howland, Fort Edward, head and side in
prevail that Frizer was undoubtedly in- jured; Miss Tisdale, "White Hall, injured
sane, as no monster could have perpetrated j slightly about the chest; Thomas Loomis,
W It. DRYER, Cashlen-
DISCOUNTS NOTES AND BILLS.
such a deliberate and cold-blooded murder
in his sane moments. The tragedy sends
an entire family into eternity.
A MANIAC'S FREAK.
The Attorney General has rendered an
opinion in regard to the effect of tho clause
in the new tariff law, which provides that
there shall bo no allowance for breakage,
leakage or damage on wines, liquors,
cordials or distilled spirts. The Attorney
General holds that tho proviso does not re
quire an assessment of duty upon a greater
quantity than is actually imported as
shown by tho returns of the proper officers.
District Attorney Corkiiill estimates
that soldiers and their relatives have been
defrauded of a million dollars through tho
fraudulent practices of pension attorneys.
He expressed the intention of bringing the
matter to the attention of tho Grand Jury.
Colonel Corkiiill requests that all soldiers ! and on going to ascertain the cause saw
U1 "" imviug copies oi ueceptivo circu- ' -oeiieystanuingupnnahuggingthered-hot
A Man Considered a ji Harmless Crank
Embraces n Re-I-IIot Stove.xind is Liter
ally Itoastcd to Death Burned to Death
in the "Woods.
WAKItEXTOIf, MO., Oct. 24.
The citizens of this place have to-night
witnessed a horrible spectacle. A man by
the name of Keeney, who was considered a
harmless crank, has been wandering
around town a day or two, and this even
ing, as he was cold and wet, the authorities
locked him up in the largo room adjoining
the jail, under the Court-house. A good,
hot fire was burning in the coal stove, and
the Jailer left him there and went to supper.
Some time afterward persons passing on tho
street heard terrible cries in that direction,
baggageman, shoulder sprained; Charles
oneners, expressman, shoulder dislocated;
Charles Calestraki, foot burned and head
cut; James Loomis Sandy Hill, bruised and
cut; James C. Mclntyro, Ticonderoga, N.
Y., leg broken and injured internally;
Abraham "Wing. Fort Edward, head and
neck cut; Mrs. C. Y. Carr, Fort Edward,
cut about the head and body bruised; N.
Goklsteinpack, Glens Falls, badly cut about
the head: Jacob Goldstein, slightly in
jured; John H. Messick, proprietor of the
Albin Hotel, Saratoga, head aud chest in
jured; Mrs. Florence Stoddard, Fort Ed
ward, injured about the limbs and head;
John Cashion, Glens Falls, concussion of
the spine. Every person on the train was
injured except the newsboy, Eddio "White,
of Lake George.
Buys and Sells Foreign and Domestic-Exchange.
PAYS INTEREST ON TIME DEPOSITS
Accounts of Farmers, Stockmen
lars from agents in Washington, or knowl
edge of any fraudulent transactions on
their part, will mail him full information
upon the subject, in order that ho may
bring the guilty parties to justice.
The Berlin newspapers warn persons in
tending to emigrate not to buy United
States trade dollars, large quantities of
which have been imported into Germany ' afterward
tor sale at their face value.
In tho United States Court at Atlanta,
Ga., eight person were recently found
guilty of "Kukluxing" and remanded to
jail for sentence.
The President has issued a proclamation
fixing Thursday, Nov. 29th, as a day of
A Galvestox, Tex., special states that
two road agents halted the Bowie mail
stage the other night and secured several
registered packages. No passengers were
The West-bound passenger train on tho
umcago x Alton road was nartiallv
stove and his clothes on fire. The door was
broken and tho man snatched away as
quickly as possible, but too late to savo
him from a terrrible death. The flesh from
his breast, arms and face was literally
roasted. Dr. Kamlach was called in and
pronounced the case hopeless. Keeney is
the same man who was knocked off the rail
road track at the Red Hill bridge last
spring and crippled. He was for some time
afterward auite rational, and no one
dreamed he was so insane as to walk into
the jaws of death in this fashion.
Tho excitement over the strantre death nf
' Keeney has hardly died away before we
have a second. Daniel Elle went to the
woods with his gun and it is supposed shot
1 himself, his clothes taking fire and his body
I burning to ashes from the knees to the up
per pare or tho chest.
THE PENSION BUREAU.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS.
A Shocking Fate.
St. Paul, Minn., Oct, 24.
Near Lake Washington, Le Sueur County,
L. Chapman, of the firm of Hammel &
Chapman, Lake Washington Saw-mill, was
this afternoon engaged in tho mill as head
sawyer, and in going about his work in
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...u.v.u. vl. mo iiifiui kil iu zitu, near suuw uimuicr iusi ms looting ana ieil on
(jlendale, fourteen miles east of Kansas I the saw while it was in motion, and he was
oity, oy the spreading of the rails, several
coaches left the track and passengers were
thrown about violently. Twenty passen
gers were injured; none fatally.
Sax Francisco shoemakers, to tho num
ber of six hundred, it is said have formed
themselves into clubs to work for General
Butler for President.
Early on Sunday morning, the 2Sth, a
fire broke out in the Kansas City Evening
Star office, completely destroying tho con
tents of the composing room, besides dam
aging the presses and counting room. The
loss to the Siar was about $4,000, and to
other occupants of the building about
17,000, making a total loss of $21,000 before
the fire was subdued. Mostly insured.
During a recent dispute over a game of
cards in a store at Catoosa Station, on the
St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad, near
vimta, 1. 1., a. Cleveland, a Texas cattle
man, shot and killed John James, a resi
dent of Cherokeo Citv. Ark. CIooIot
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nornuiy rouuiatea. Jiis rignc arm was
badly sawed in a number of places, and his
skull was sawed clear through, and a part
of the brain was found on a log near by.
Chapman was still living at five p. m., but
his death was expected every minute. He
has been operating saw-mills for many
years, and is widely and favorably known.
The Subsidence of Tellow Fever.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 24.
Surgeon-General Hamilton, of the Marine
Hospital service, says that reports received
at his office indicate that the yellow fever
has spent its force in this country, although
Vera Cruz, Mexico is still infected. In
structions had been forwarded to Pensaco
la, Fla., directing that the cordon be dis
continued around the naval reservation af
ter to-morrow, but quarantine regulations
would be enforced for the remainderof this
month. In his opinion, the season was now
too far advanced for the yellow scourge to
make any further ravagea or headway, and
the risks are now greatly lessened for tho
importation ot any contagious disease.
Commissioner Dndl-y Reorganizing tho
ISxaminers ami the Interior Department
About to Decapitate a Batch of Swind
line Claim Agents.
"Washington, D. C, Oct. 22.
Commissioner Dudly is reorganizing the
force $1 special examiners of the Pension
Bureau, so as to facilitate tho handling of
cases and the detection of fraud. The
methods of fast work will bo continued in
the future, but it is expected that results
will be improved. There are now 250 ex
aminers in the field and twenty others
ready to begin work. The Commissioner
says that 350 examiners can be profitably
employed. The most troublesome class of
claims for investigation and settlement are
those resulting from disease, of which 11S,
069 were outstanding on tho beginning of
the fiscal year. Commissioner Dudley says
that the Government is not imposed upon
by fraudulent claims to nearly the same
extent as persons honestly entitled to pen
sions are imposed upon by swindling claiin
agents. From time to time, as often as
irauauient practices by these agents have
been detected, the Commissioner has
lodged complainst against the offenders be
fore the Secretary of the Interior. Many
of these rogues have been disbarred, and
some by hard work have succeeded in be
ing reinstated. Secretary- Teller, it is said,
has not been so prompt in disposing of the
cases of those persons against whom com-
?laints have been made as is desired,
o-day, however, action was taken
by the Interior Department in the
L-ues ui mi pension agents recom
mended for suspension by Colonel Dudley
for irregularities in their practice before
tho pension office, and it is understood that
all requests of Commissioner Dudley for
suspension were agreed tc.
ESPECIAL ATTENTION TO
Buys and Sells Foreign and Domestic
NEGOTIATES MORTGAGE LOANS,
All business promptly attended to.
C. H. LEBOLD. J. M. FISHER, J. E. HERBST
Pres., E. A. HERBST, Cashier.
Our individual liability is not limited, as is
the caso with stockholders of incorporated:
LEBOLD. FISHER & CO.. Bankers.
F. B. WILSON.
W. W. WILSON,:
Tho Secret Died With Hinu
Pittsburgh, Pa., Oct. 22.
The telegram from St. Louis stating that
a new clew had been found to Charlio Ross
has been corroborated by the statement
made by a gentleman hero from Wyoming
Territory, who says that Henry Mosher,
brother of the Mosher who admitted kid
naping Charlie Ross, was lynched near
Cheyenne five weeks ago. Mo3her begged
that his life should be spared twenty-four
hours, and said he would give the world in
formation for which it had been seeking foi
years past. He admitted having custody
of a person held for ransom for more than
a year and said he had been driven to the
far VV est by the hot pursuit of detectives.
Time was not allowed and tao secret diad
F. B. WILSON & SON,
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Connecticut. , "